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Instant Mashed Potato Soup

Makes about 8-9 servings


  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 8 cups milk

  • 2 2/3 cups instant mashed potatoes (or potato flakes)

  • 2 (15 oz) cans diced potatoes, drained or 2 1/2 cups fresh potatoes, steamed

  • 3 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. In a saucepan, sauté the green onions and garlic in butter over medium low heat.

  2. Add milk, salt, pepper, and instant potato flakes. Combine well.

  3. Add canned or steamed potatoes.

  4. Heat to almost boiling, stirring constantly.

  5. Remove from heat.

  6. Garnish with shredded cheese or other delicious toppings.

Chef’s tip

To steam diced potatoes in a microwave, place potatoes in a 1 1/2 to 2 quart microwave-safe dish. Cover with lid. Microwave on high for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Topping ideas

  • Sour cream, bacon, cheese, and parsley

  • Kale, caramelized onion, and browned sausage

  • Corn, Canadian bacon, and chopped dill

  • Sour cream, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and broccoli


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